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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 21st April, 2020)

A new bin wagon on the block


A new bin wagon on the block
A Faun Zoeller rotary on a Mercedes chassis. Being used for green bin collections - the rotating drum partially composts the material as it goes along. I assume earlier wagons had this feature - but the drum was shrouded with bodywork, which has been dispensed with to increase capacity.

Photo: David Long  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Mick on 21st April 2020 at 07:09

They had this bin lorry on trial in Shevy last years, it was painted like a can of Carlsberg beer.
It had some fancy computer stuff in the cab, but I cant remember how it worked.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st April 2020 at 07:23

There was one in the street last week and there was something seriously wrong with it?For a brand new m/c it was making a lot of noisesounded like the exhaust was broken ?

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st April 2020 at 07:51

It's become a new way of life with the lockdown.....wondering what to wear to put the bins out!

Comment by: Gary on 21st April 2020 at 09:01

Looks as though it could be used for door to door wine delivery during the lock down.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st April 2020 at 09:19

As long as you put a scarf over your rollers, Irene - don't want to frighten the horses.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2020 at 09:21

Irene if I was you I would put my bin out as 'Yvette' and give the neighbours a treat! And what about the lovely fox fur ithat is now smelling of lavender ....

Comment by: Joseph on 21st April 2020 at 09:39

Now Our Irene, I'm sure you look as lovely as ever in your see through negligence putting the bins out.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2020 at 10:08

Irene another thought How about dressing up as Laura from 'Brief Encounter' I'll come along as Dolly to help you to pull the bin to the kerb!!! Mind you you might get more than a piece grit in the eye!.....

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st April 2020 at 10:09

Oh, what a picture I will be, Rev. David, Veronica and Our Joseph, with my rollers, scarf, see-through negligee and fox fur! I can hear my lovely Dad Bob saying, "Owd Mon, Wench...Tha favvers tha's fawd off a flittin'!" I hope the bin-men appreciate my glamorous ensemble! I knew you wouldn't mind my having a little joke, Rev, via your photo-a-day. If ever we all needed a bit of fun it's right now! Keep safe and keep smiling everyone. xxxx

Comment by: DTease on 21st April 2020 at 10:11

Have you considered wearing nothing at all Irene? You would be quite safe with everybody six feet away and it would probably get a bigger clap from the neighbors than the NHS staff got!

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st April 2020 at 12:54

Definitely, Veronica.... Dolly and Laura from Brief Encounter it is, but we'll wear my 1940s outfits.....we're not falling for THAT one, DTease! xx

Comment by: Poet on 21st April 2020 at 12:58

Wasn't there once a TV bin man called ,' Heavy Breathing '? .
He must have been on Irene's round.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2020 at 13:28

We'll get Maureen and Elizabeth to join us in the can - can. Now that will be a treat - and a shock if we can all get our legs up that high!

Comment by: DTease on 21st April 2020 at 15:42

Looking at my comment again Irene maybe my use of NHS Staff for comparison was a bit thoughtless. It was meant as a joke but given what they are having to go through at the moment it was a bit tasteless.
I apologise if I upset anyone.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 21st April 2020 at 16:04

Noblesse oblige, Irene. I was hoping for an erudite discussion about the technicalities of modern recycling collections, or even a bit of nostalgia on the lines of 'cherry-coloured bin wagons I have loved' - and maybe we can have it now whilst you ladies get off to the kitchen to make tea.... (Ducks a flying bin lid...!)

Comment by: Maureen on 21st April 2020 at 16:53

I'll join you Veronica,I'm pretty sure I can still get my legs up high..did a bit of that in my youth..ha ha

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st April 2020 at 17:07

DTease, I'm certain everyone on here knew you were just having a joke. There was no harm meant and no offence taken, I'm sure. I also worried that I had veered from Rev. David's subject of the bin-wagon but he has been my partner in crime! We all need a bit if light relief at the moment.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 21st April 2020 at 17:35

Yes Veronica,I'm up for a can-can !

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2020 at 19:02

Yes girls we certainly can-can do !

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st April 2020 at 19:17

Well done Elizabeth and Maureen! Watch out, Binmen....you ain't seen nothing yet! (And don't you DARE say we're "rubbish")!

Comment by: DTease on 21st April 2020 at 19:28

Veronica, put me down for two tickets.

Comment by: Johnny on 21st April 2020 at 19:37

Bet you did Maureen 😉😉rt6r8

Comment by: Cyril on 21st April 2020 at 20:00

That's interesting about the revolving composting drum, the old lorries had a hydraulic compactor, though that was twenty odd years ago. Whenever I took the van in the garage at Frog Lane depot for its MOT I would often see the young trainee mechanics going into the back of the bin lorries to fix whatever and seeing many a one retching and barfing with the smell, think of the smell inside of the Kirkless waste site but a lot stronger, poor lads, it's a job I wouldn't like to have done.

Here's Buster Bloodvessel's version of the Can Can and on his bike too.
https://youtu.be/FVIXraaqXPU

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2020 at 21:36

We'll just do a 'Capt.Tom ' Dtease and go viral ont' 'tinternet....

Comment by: Maureen on 21st April 2020 at 21:57

I was in a play at School and we had all the dresses necessary to do the Can Can,the little ring on either side of th dresses to put your fingers through,we had it off to a tee then...in comes Sister Frances,she was appalled and so the dance was cancelled..drat.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st April 2020 at 22:04

That's nuns for you Maureen - I wouldn't care but they were a French order - Notre Dame!

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st April 2020 at 22:41

Oh, haven't we had a laugh today? It was much needed. Now what day is it tomorrow? I have to look at my calendar every morning during this lockdown just to see what day it is. Goodnight, God Bless, everyone. Try not to dream of us photo-a-day ladies doing the Can-Can in front of the bin-lorry! xxxxx

Comment by: Maureen on 21st April 2020 at 23:29

Irene,I was talking to my next door neighbour the other day..at a distance of course,I asked her "Er what day is it " she said "Thursday",we both laughed..it was Sunday,and she's only in her twenties...so we're all the same.

Comment by: Farrie50 on 21st April 2020 at 23:48

Back to the wagon.one came on our round on Friday and emptied black bins so must be used for all types

Comment by: Maureen on 21st April 2020 at 23:56

,Which reminds me funnily enough of Stan Laurel in a film,someone asked where his lady friend was to which Stan said "Oh she died" his friend asked "Od dear what did she die of"Stan replied I think she died of a Tuesday..it really tickled me..night night every body and God bless us all.

Comment by: Roy on 22nd April 2020 at 10:08

POET, there certainly was a bin man called 'Heavy Breathing' in ITV'S The Dustbinmen late 60's very early 70's. Another character was Cheese and Egg. One of the lads to be part of the series was Graham Haberfield, for all you 'Corrie' fans he played Gerry Booth in the Street, but died at a very young age.

Comment by: Johnny on 22nd April 2020 at 10:26

Youre right girls
So quiet that you think each day is a Sunday
And the weather has been a Godsend
At least not cooped up in th'house !!

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd April 2020 at 11:31

Johnny, not spoke to you for a while,hubby has been poorly but coming round now..The sunny weather has been a Godsend for getting out into the garden,just a pity the Garden Centres are closed..I usually have flowers everywhere by now,thank God my Clematis will soon be blooming.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd April 2020 at 11:46

Maureen there's two open near me, keeping distance though. Plus one is off the beaten track..

Comment by: Poet on 22nd April 2020 at 15:19

That's it Roy , 'Heavy Breathing' was the chap who went on to play Mr.Lucas in 'Are You Being Served '.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd April 2020 at 16:07

Thank you Veronica,Cliff's not too well so it's out of the question.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd April 2020 at 18:03

Sorry to hear Cliff's not been well, Maureen. Hope he's improving. xxxxx

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd April 2020 at 19:08

Thank you Irene,he really isn't well at all yet

Comment by: Johnny on 23rd April 2020 at 09:48

Maureen
Sorry to hear that Cliff is unwell.
I hope he gets better soon.
I understand about our chats. More important matters to consider. Take care and keep safe.

Comment by: Johnny on 23rd April 2020 at 10:50

Now thats worth breaking the lock-down.
Driving up to see you girls doing the can-can !
As long as you all wear frilly knickers !! ;0)

Comment by: Johnny on 23rd April 2020 at 11:00

You are right Roy
He was Len Faircloughs apprentice I recall
“Hey up Mum it’s the dustbin men “

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd April 2020 at 12:35

Thank you very much Johnny.

Comment by: Johnny on 23rd April 2020 at 14:16

You’re more than welcome Maureen 😁

Comment by: Lynne on 23rd April 2020 at 22:21

So much for supporting British industries. Scandalous to be buying German, especially now that the UK is due to leave the EU.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th April 2020 at 14:56

You'll have to tell the council which British-owned company you'd like them to buy their bin lorries from, Lynne.

Comment by: Methinks on 24th April 2020 at 20:57

Some fun comments on this photo a day, but like Lynne what happened to British engineering? Our leaders a million light years behind Germany.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th April 2020 at 22:28

If you're referencing our present situation in the Covid-19 situation, Methinks, indeed we are well behind Germany, but Lynne seems to think our council could have bought British bin wagons rather than German, rather than lamenting the state of British engineering - which has led us to not having a single British-owned company able to supply said wagons.

Comment by: Methinks on 26th April 2020 at 15:08

Primarily, Rev David, thinking of engineering, but overall the German Republic seem to be leaders or amongst the leaders in all aspects of modern needs.

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